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Ram Continues to Offer Innovative Features and Products for Truck CustomersJune 23, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Ram 1500 offers a variety of models for customers who rely on their trucks for work and play.
'The Ram 1500 lineup has a truck for everyone,' said Fred Diaz, Ram Truck President and CEO and Head of National Sales — Chrysler Group LLC. 'From the value priced Tradesman wîth a standard V-8 to the loaded Laramie Longhorn, Ram Truck brand will continue to answer our customers' needs wîth products that hit high marks for durability, innovation and appearance.
In addition to the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 which produces 390 horsepower (283 kW), 407 lb.-ft. (548 N•m) of torque and 20 mpg, the 2012 Ram 1500 offers a flex-fuel capable 4.7-liter V-8 providing 310 horsepower (231 kW) and 330 lb.-ft. (447 N•m) of torque, and a 3.7-liter V-6 generating 215 horsepower (160 kW) and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque; five and six-speed automatic transmissions; part-time and on-demand four-wheel-drive transfer cases and 3.21, 3.55, 3.92 and 4.10 axle ratios.
Equipped wîth the HEMI, the 2012 Ram R/T regular-cab 4x2 model wîth a short bed and 4:10 gears blasts from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
The 2012 Ram 1500 is offered in Regular Cab, Quad Cab® and Crew Cab models, wîth three box lengths: 8-foot (Regular Cab), 6-foot-4-inches (Regular Cab and Quad Cab), and 5-foot-7-inches (Ram 1500 Crew Cab). Eleven trim levels are available, each wîth a unique appearance: Tradesman, Express, Outdoorsman, ST, SLT, Sport, Sport R/T, Lone Star, Big Horn, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.
|Engine : 3.7 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 215 hp
Torque: 235 ft-lbs
Engine : 4.7 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 310 hp
Torque: 330 ft-lbs
The 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab, Quad Cab and short bed Regular Cab features an available first-in-§egmènt RamBox cargo management system that provides weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage compartments integrated into both fender sides for effortless access and convenience. Each box holds up to five cases (120 cans) of 12-ounce beverages.
The RamBox system includes a bed divider/2-foot bed extender for oversize loads and a rail system wîth sliding, adjustable cleats for infinitely adjustable tie-down capability. The Ram's tailgate features a standard assist feature that reduces the effort needed to raise and close the tailgate.
Another §egmènt-first innovation for the Ram 1500 Crew Cab is a pair of 'store in the floor' bins wîth removable liners that offer even more versatile storage — large enough for ten 12-ounce beverages and ice. Locking lids are available from Mopar.
There are many other convenient storage locations throughout the Ram 1500 including a large upper glove box, map pockets in door panels and a configurable center console.
Technically sophisticated, yet simple-to-navigate electronic and infotainment choices, includes a media center wîth a 30-gigabyte hard drive, navigation system and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system available in the Quad Cab and Crew Cab. Also available is §egmènt-first surround-sound audio.
Other premium amenities include first-in-§egmènt heated and ventilated front seats, available heated rear seats, one-touch up/down driver and passenger windows, automatic-on headlamps and dual-zone automatic temperature control.
In addition to the exterior, the interior of the 2012 Ram 1500 stands out wîth an emphasis on craftsmanship expressed in premium interior appointments including six-ring instrumentation, controls, chrome accents, premium seating wîth bolsters and two-tone upholstery. An automatic-transmission floor shifter, incorporated into a configurable center console, is available. All Ram 1500 interiors feature 'soft-touch' materials wîth premium fit and finish. Full-width contrasting stitching is offered on soft-touch instrument panels for select models.
On the exterior, the Ram 1500 features an aluminum hood wîth a large power bulge and a forward-canted grille, imparting a 'head down, ready to charge' attitude, while front and rear bumpers wrap around each body side. The rear bumper on HEMI-equipped models is radiused over chromed dual exhaust tips. Attractive 20-inch wheels are available. Sills are pulled down to cover frame rails for a premium appearance. Badges are three-dimensional, rather than decals, and are designed to stand out.
On the safety and security front, the Ram 1500 offers more than 30 active and passive safety features, including standard front and rear side-curtain air bags wîth Enhanced Accident Response System, side seat airbags, knee bolsters, seat belt pretensioners, anti-lock brake system, BeltAlert® system, and electronic stability control; and available adjustable pedals, ParkSense® rear park assist and ParkView® rear back-up camera.
The Ram 1500 is built in two locations: Quad Cab and Crew Cab 1500 models are built at the Warren (Mich.) Assembly Plant, and Regular Cab models are built at the Saltillo Assembly Plant in Mexico.
• New six-speed automatic transmission calibration wîth Electronic Range Select (ERS)
• New torque converter wîth increased efficiency for improved fuel economy
• New §teering wheel wîth cruise control buttons
• New 2012 colors: Black Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red, Deep Molten Red, Sagebrush, True Blue Pearl and Tequila Sunrise
• Eleven Ram 1500 models, Tradesman, Express, Outdoorsman, ST, SLT, Sport, Sport R/T, Lone Star, Big Horn, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn
• Factory spray-in bed liner available on all models
• Exclusive-in-§egmènt coil-spring, multilink rear suspension fitted to a solid rear axle provides ride and handling capabilities unexpected in a pickup truck
• Bold, powerful, 'get-out-of-the-way' Ram design
• Best-in-class aerodynamics – an estimated .419 Cd
• 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 provides more horsepower (390 hp), torque (407 lb.-ft.) and 20 mpg
• Shockingly fast performance: 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds (R/T model)
• Premium seating, soft-touch materials, easy-to-use controls, floor console wîth shifter, and numerous storage options
• Industry-first RamBox® cargo management system includes versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage bins built into bed rails now available in Quad Cab and short bed Regular Cab
• Pickup bed divider/2-foot bed extender; and cargo rail system wîth four sliding, adjustable cleats
• RamBox bins hold up to 10 cases of 12-ounce beverages, or other gear for work or leisure
• First-in-§egmènt 'store in the floor' storage bins wîth removable liners, big enough for ten 12-ounce beverages and ice
• First-in-§egmènt heated and ventilated front seats
• Heated rear seats also available
• First-in-§egmènt surround-sound audio system
• More than 30 safety features, including standard four-wheel anti-lock brake system and electronic stability program wîth Hill-start Assist and Trailer-sway Control
• Side seat airbags (late availability)
• Únsurpassed powertrain limited warranty: 5 years/100,000 miles
Source - Ram
U.S. News & World Report Names 2011 Ram 1500 Best Full-Size PickupÚ.S. News & World Report has named the 2011 Ram 1500 the best full-size pickup. In the magazine's ranking of top vehicle choices, Ram 1500 scored the highest among the eight full-size pickups available to Ú.S. buyers.
The rankings are based on an in-depth analysis by Ú.S. News editors of all published vehicle ratings, reviews and test drives.
'This honor recognizes, in aggregate, the consistent, positive reactions we've been getting since we launched the current Ram 1500 model,' said Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. 'In developing the Ram 1500, our team worked hard to understand what truck customers want. Ram Truck is committed to being the truck technology and innovation leader, and that commitment will guide us as we continue to improve what is already the most awarded Ram truck ever.'
Ram drew praise for its interior comfort, class-leading handling and HEMI® V-8 performance.
'The 2011 Ram 1500's smooth, car-like ride, well-designed and comfortable interior and powerful V-8 engines make it a top pick in its class,' said the Ú.S. News editors.
'When Ram's designers updated the Ram 1500 for 2011, they managed to make improvements to an already-impressive truck,' the magazine went on to say. 'The result is a full-size pickup truck that many in the auto press say is the best in its class.
''Reviewers love the Ram 1500's ride, handling, power, and interior, even on less expensive trim levels. The Ram 1500 offers many convenient cargo solutions, such as storage cubbies underneath the rear seats on Crew Cab models. Other models offer the RamBox, lockable storage containers built into the truck bed above the wheel housings.'
The magazine cites other third-party accolades in naming the Ram 1500 the best full-size pickup:
'The Ram 1500's interior is as good as it gets in the pickup §egmènt.' -- Edmunds
'The available V-8s are impressive performers, the chassis is well suited to heavy work and the Ram's cabin is a class leader in terms of design, ergonomics and materials.' -- Edmunds
'Ram earns high marks for ride comfort, creative storage options, and abundant available power. Impressive cabin trappings are a nice bonus as well. Chevy, Ford, and Toyota loyalists would do well to have a look. You may well be won over by this Best Buy.' -- Consumer Guide
'When towing various size trailers on a short loop, the HEMI-powered Ram acted as if nothing was attached to the rear. It just chugged along, getting up to 60 mph wîth ease, even wîth a 9,000-pound Air Stream attached on a simple hitch' -- Detroit News
'There are lots of nooks and crannies (more than 40) to hold cell phones, gloves, tools, folders and just about anything else. There are even two floor storage bins that include removable containers for easy cleaning.' -- Detroit News
'Storage spaces abound: under the rear seats; in the doors, the center console, and the dual glove boxes; and within the new drainable, lockable 'RamBox' bins in the bed walls.' -- Car and Driver
About Ram Truck Brand
The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer.
As a stand-alone brand, Ram Truck is focused on truck customers – how they use their trucks and what features they'd like to see. Whether it's a family that drives their half-ton Ram 1500 every day, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles without fail, Ram is going to be there for them.
For 2012, the Ram Truck brand increases the capabilities of its hardest-working trucks – the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks – and adds a new Ram Cargo Van, which expands Ram's reach into the Class 1 §egmènt.
Also for 2012, Ram 1500 – the most-awarded Ram truck ever – and Ram 2500 / 3500 Heavy Duty pickups get new safety, fuel efficiency and convenience features.
Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them wîth great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities.
Ram trucks now boast these §egmènt exclusives:
• Coil spring rear suspension on Ram 1500 for best-in-class ride and handling
• Available RamBox® lockable and lighted bedside storage
• In-floor storage on all Ram crew cabs
• The largest cab in the market – Ram HD Mega Cab
• Standard six-speed manual transmission on all diesel models
• 3,600-lb. towing for Class 1 cargo vans
The Chassis Cab trucks provide customers wîth first-time innovations and features along wîth new standards of strength, utility and driveability. Building on Ram Truck's leadership in the heavy-duty pickup §egmènt, Ram's commercial-grade work trucks are built on proven frames and chassis, and engineered for maximum uptime, low cost of ownership, optimum performance and enhanced commercial capability.
Equipped wîth a choice of engines, including the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine or the powerful 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel, Ram Trucks offer the best powertrains in the and are known for their reliability. The 5.7-liter HEMI engine offers an amazing combination of power and fuel economy wîth 390 horsepower and 20 mpg highway. The Cummins Turbo Diesel-equipped Ram pickup is the only heavy-duty pickup to meet 2012 EPA compliance rules, without the need for a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).
Truck customers – from half-ton to commercial – have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. The Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 pickups; 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs and Ram Cargo van are designed to deliver a total package.Source - Ram
Edmunds.com Names Ram 1500 to 2011 Consumers' Top RatedSM Vehicles ListEdmunds.com today named the Ram 1500 to its 2011 list of Consumers' Top RatedSM vehicles.
In naming it Best Large Light-Duty Truck, Edmunds.com praised the Ram 1500's appealing combination of capability and style.
'It's got the looks, the muscles and the talent,' said the Edmunds.com editors. 'Specifically, the Ram 1500 is undeniably handsome and has everything you need in a tough work truck while also providing its passengers wîth a welcoming cabin. The powerful engine lineup includes a brawny Hemi V8 that can accelerate a four-wheel-drive Ram 1500 Crew Cab to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds and tow over 10,000 pounds. Meanwhile, the interior is impressive both in its sound ergonomic design and high overall quality.'
In naming Ram 1500 a Top Rated vehicle, Edmunds.com cited several examples of positive owner feedback, as well.
'I like the interior features and amenities,' said one owner. 'The ride is very nice. It has plenty of storage. So far, I've been pleased wîth the fuel economy, being a full-size pickup.'
'I am extremely pleased wîth it,' said another. 'It has the center console and back-up camera that is more helpful than I would have thought. I'm also very happy wîth the factory spray-in bedliner.'
Edmunds.com's 2011 Consumers' Top Rated vehicles are those that received the highest average ratings from site visitors as of May 31, 2011. Edmunds.com aims to collect real-world feedback from actual owners, wîth reviewers site required to provide the car or truck's VIN number in order to rate the vehicle. All 2011 vehicle models that received the required minimum number of consumer ratings were eligible. Vehicles are categorized by price using the lowest available base MSRP (i.e., the price of the least expensive trim level, without any options) for each vehicle as of May 31, 2011.Source - Ram
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|2012 Ram models|
|Ram 1500 Laramie Limited|
|Ram 1500 Lone Star 10th Anniversary Edition|
|Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty|
|Ram Cargo Van|
|Ram Mossy Oak Edition|
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